Pineapple is a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C, as well as some iron and calcium. The pineapple’s core contains high levels of an enzyme called bromelain, which is said to be an effective anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and digestive aid.
Pineapples can be enjoyed fresh or cooked. To cut a pineapple, take off the top and the base, stand the pineapple upright and slice the outer skin a downward vertical motion. The core is actually edible too and can be eaten too. Raw pineapples can be eaten as is, and also juiced or pureed for smoothies and fruit cocktails or a salad. They are high in vitamin C and manganese and great for detoxes.